Controversies child Kangana Ranaut has done it yet again. Speaking on legendary cricketer-turned commentator Sunil Gavaskar’s recent remarks that stirred a storm at the IPL 2020, Kangana took the opportunity to hit at Anushka Sharma, who according to her is indulging in ‘selective feminism’
Sharing her opinion on the matter, where Sunil Gavaskar joined the team of internet trolls to make a ‘distasteful’ remark against Anushka Sharma, blaming her for Kohli’s performance, Kangana wrote on Twitter, “#Anushka remained quiet when I was threatened and called Haramkhor but today the same misogyny coming to bite her, I condemn the fact that she was dragged in to cricket by #SunilGavaskar but selective feminism is equally uncool (sic).”
While on one hand Kangana mentioned that Gavaskar should not have mentioned Anushka’s name, she also stated his statements should not be misinterpreted and added that ‘only a sex starved pervert will find sexual context to #SunilGavaskar’s statement’.
She wrote, “Only a sex starved pervert will find sexual context to #SunilGavaskar’s statement which he made on national television for a woman, he should’ve not mentioned her, but Anushka is playing a cricketer in her next and there are several videos of her practicing with her husband (sic).”
In the meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar finally responded to all the allegations made against him.
“As you hear from the commentary, Aakash and I were doing commentary for the Hindi channel,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying by multiple outlets. “And Aakash was talking about the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches.”
Rohit didn’t strike the ball well in his first match, MSD didn’t strike the ball well, Virat also didn’t strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have because of the lack of practice. That was the point that was being made. Virat also had no practice and the only practice that he had was when we saw them playing in their building compound and Anushka was bowling to him. That’s what I said. That’s the only bowling, I have not used any other word. She was bowling to him, that’s all,” he added.
“Where am I blaming her? Where am I being sexist in this? I am just stating what was seen in the video which was maybe recorded by somebody in the neighbouring buildings and then put up. That’s the only thing I am doing. The point I am trying to make is that there was no practice for anybody, including Virat in the lockdown. I am not being sexist. If somebody, has interpreted it, what can I do?”
“You know me, I am the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tour. I am the one that a normal guy going to the office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife. Similarly, cricketers, when they go out for a tour or even when they are playing at home, why can’t they have their wives with them?”